[vtkusers] Discussion: OK to change VTK's version number from 9.0 to 8.2?

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 07:39:04 EDT 2018

Hi Dave,

If master becomes 8.2, would it be possible for the current release branch
to be tagged/released as 8.1.2?

The big thing that the release branch has, but that master doesn't, is the
old OpenGL backend.  I still find the old backend useful for projects that
have to run in environments that don't support OpenGL 3.2.

 - David

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 4:16 PM David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com>

> Hey Gang,
> I'd like to change the VTK version number in master from 9.0.0 to 8.2.0.
> Does anybody object?
> The proposed change can be found at:
> https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/merge_requests/4700
> I want to do this because it will let me make a release now to preserve
> what is in master. The larger scale changes we planned for 9.0 will happen
> shortly after that. 8.2 will and 9.0 may come out before the end of this
> year.
> A topic for future discussion is whether we want to continue the existing,
> fairly haphazard naming scheme or move to something better, perhaps a
> year.month scheme like several other projects have moved to recently.
> thanks for your advice
> David E DeMarle
> Kitware, Inc.
> Principal Engineer
> 21 Corporate Drive
> Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
> Phone: 518-881-4909
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